Fishing skills

Free Life Skills Workshop Kicks Off Earth Month Celebration | island life

The Department of Agriculture invites the island of Guam to start Earth Month on the right foot by attending a free life skills workshop at Hågat Sagan Bisita on April 9.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., its their first-ever free community opportunity, according to a press release.

The workshop, free for all residents, will focus on activities and skills that promote health and well-being, personal development and food independence or sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture.

Participants will interact with partners and learn, among other things, how to catch octopus, build a pallet dog house, throw and repair talaya, which are traditional fishing nets, learn how to protect their plants from invasive pests.

Team 27, a group belonging to the Dan Dorr Advanced Leadership Seminar, will also participate. The team will represent agencies such as the Bureau of Statistics and Mapping, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority and the Department of Agriculture. Private sector partners also include the Guam Daily Post and the Bank of Guam, according to the press release.

For more information regarding the free workshop, contact Christine Camacho Fejeran, Division Chief of Forestry and Soil Resources at or 671-300-7976/5/7.